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Health Experts Debunk False Papaya Seed Cancer Cure Claims


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Health authorities have exposed the false notion that papaya seeds can cure cancer, a myth that became a social media sensation.


A fabricating post, shared on April 11 in Thai language on Facebook, cited a non-existent study from Chiang Mai University, suggesting that ingesting three ripened papaya seeds daily would kill cancer cells. 


This misinformation first emerged in October 2022 and resurfaced in February 2024, leading thousands to share the claim across social media platforms.


Along with the viral posts was an unfounded video dissecting a ripe papaya, endorsing the supposed benefits of its seeds against various cancers.


The bogus research cited in the posts was debunked by Prachya Kongtawelert, a biochemistry professor at Chiang Mai University, who clarified his work focuses on citrus and sesame extracts, not papaya seeds. 


Inevitably, the National Cancer Institute of Thailand discredited these claims, emphasising the lack of clinical evidence to support them, despite papaya being rich in vitamins A, C, and E.


Meanwhile, health professionals keep praising the health benefits of onions known as the "queen of vegetables," yet how one could maximise these benefits remains to be explored.


Top Photo courtesy of Yahoo News UK screenshot


-- ASEAN NOW 2024-04-25


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